How can you be right in the middle of Hanoi, but also have your own peaceful space?
The answers is at The Lapis Hotel, the 4-star boutique haven near Hoan Kiem Lake in Vietnam’s capital.
The handsome white marble structure sits at the borders of the Old Quarter and French Quarter. As you step inside, its lobby welcomes you with a reception room built with darkened wood on polished cream-coloured stone. The visual pairing affects a classically luxurious atmosphere.
On top of this evocative decor, the friendly staff and full bar may keep you lingering inside the lobby long enough to forget that you have your own space inside this Hanoi hotel.
Most rooms offer a view of the capital’s skyline. Golden curtains border the generously high windows in your room.
The Lapis Hotel describes its rooms as both cosy and appealing. The cosiness creates the calm that pervades the room, emanating from the cool colours and the warm red carpet of your impermanent paradise. Recessed ceiling lighting and table lamps provide a warm glow throughout, but floor-to-ceiling windows fill the rooms with an ample amount of natural light.
Accommodations are priced with a wide range of budgets, starting from the Standard Room, which starts at VND1,955,000++. The 25-square-metre room can come with one queen-sized bed or two twin beds, depending on your needs.
The Superior Room is slightly more expensive, starting at VND2,185,000++, but is the lowest-priced room with a view of Hanoi’s heights. The 28-square-metre room also comes with a desk and lounge chair to do hard work and enjoy a deserved break, respectively.
The Deluxe Room, starting at VND2,415,000++, is the only one that tops the Superior Room’s city view and comes with a bathtub inside its pleasantly luxurious bathroom.
The Lapis Hotel’s strongest offering is the Executive Suite, which starts VND3,105,000++. The 50-square-metre room is two separate areas, a bedroom and a living room, so guests can not only sleep in their room but also relax as they would in their own homes. The Executive Suite also comes with a desk so you can get to work as soon as you have to.
An in-house restaurant stands ready, serving an international menu of Eastern and Western cuisine. Named after a 19th-century French statesman, the Gambetta Restaurant is a global affair.
Choose from a menu offering both a club sandwich and fries as well as a traditional Vietnamese bánh mì. Whether you and your travel company want to dine on fresh spring rolls or roasted chicken, the Gambetta Restaurant can serve up both, even in the same meal if you so choose.
When you’re done, grab a drink at the Boulevard Bar, Lapis Hotel’s exclusive rooftop bar, and enjoy a top-flight view of Hanoi.
If your stay at The Lapis Hotel needs to be focused on work, room service is available so you can meet that tight deadline.
When you’re ready to take a break, head to The Lapis Hotel’s infinity pool, a perfect rectangle of swimmable blue overlooking the Hanoi skyline. It’s ready whenever you are, be that day or at night, when it’s lit like an azure jewel. Swim, then rest on one of the pool’s beach chairs taking in Vietnam’s capital at repose.
The pool is part of the hotel’s health club, which also has a sauna, spa, modern workout facility and helpful staff.
The Lapis Hotel’s central location makes it ideal for both sightseers and business travellers. A brief stroll northward gets you to the famous Hoan Kiem Lake where tourists can go see the Ly Thai To monument, an homage to an renowned ancient warrior. For those who are in the capital strictly on business, the hotel is a short walk from a wealth of banks and office headquarters.
The Lapis Hotel is located within a concentration of embassies and foreign government outposts, should you require diplomatic services during your trip.
Hanoi is a city both firmly grounded in the past and moving forward to a modern future. It’s this same sense of an old-world charm, married with an up-to-date profile of amenities and services, that The Lapis Hotel captures.
The hotel’s top notch service and generous amenities have earned it the “Rising Star” award from the travel review website Expedia.
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
#88 of 621hotels in Hanoi
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